Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook
Register
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    johnny21 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Post 2009 Imac Data Doubler Partition Layout?

    Good Evening,

    Current Facts:
    321.87 GB used on / partition
    There is currently only 1 HDD installed in the computer.

    Hardware Objectives:
    -Replace the 1TB drive as the old one is starting to act odd at times.
    -Install the 120GB SSD data doubler kit in the optical drive position.

    Software Objectives:
    -Install OSX onto the 120GB drive.
    -Install applications and documents onto the 1TB drive.

    Question:
    What would be the best way to accomplish this objective given this scenario? IE can I configure this in time machine? I am not sure what specific steps to take to "split" these directories across multiple drives.

    TIA for all your tips and advice.

    Cheers,

    Jon

  2. #2
    DeltaMac is online now Tech
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Dover, DE
    Posts
    8,003
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 658 Times in 648 Posts
    There's several possible directions to go in setting up your drives.
    I like the simplest one, which does not need any manual "split" of your larger folders/directories:
    Set up your two drives as a fusion drive, as on the newest Macs.
    http://www.macworld.com/article/2014...ion-drive.html

    You'll need to be running Mountain Lion to do that...
    Serendipity is a lucky guess !

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to DeltaMac For This Useful Post:

    johnny21 (March 5th, 2013)

  4. #3
    johnny21 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Smile OWC Support

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaMac View Post
    There's several possible directions to go in setting up your drives.
    I like the simplest one, which does not need any manual "split" of your larger folders/directories:
    Set up your two drives as a fusion drive, as on the newest Macs.
    http://www.macworld.com/article/2014...ion-drive.html

    You'll need to be running Mountain Lion to do that...
    Thanks for the quick response, that is exactly the type of information I was looking for. After a quick call to OWC they pointed me to this as an alternative approach. This leads me to other questions such as:

    Are there performance implications or backup considerations when deciding which way I want to go? IE Does hybrid method perform faster or slower than the OWC method? Also is it easier to backup and restore from a TM backup one way or another?
    Any other thoughts/comments/experiences are highly welcomed as I am trying to evaluate which way will be most effective.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/installvid..._system_files/

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •